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PostPosted: Sun Aug 28, 2005 2:59 am  Reply with quoteBack to top

When You Are Losing Hope, Hold On
by: Tammie Bryam Fowles, Ph.D

I am sorry you are hurting desparately right now.
I know how painful the seconds, minutes, and days can be,
how long the nights are.

I understand how hard hanging on is,
and how much courage it takes.

I ask though that you hold onto one day at a time.
Just one day, and slowly the despair will pass.
The feelings you feel you are trapped in
will serve their purpose, and then fade away.

Difficult to imagine isn't it?

Almost impossible to believe when every cell in your body
cries out in agony, desparately in need of comfort.

When it feels like the only thing in the world
that can touch your pain and banish it
is beyond your grasp

After all this time, the assurance that you will heal
has become an empty, broken promise.

Just let one tiny cell in your body to continue to believe
in the promise of healing.
Just one, You can surrender every other cell to despair.

Just that one little cell of faith that you can heal and be whole again
is enough to keep you going,
is enough to lead you through the darkness.

Although it cannot banish your suffering, it is enough to sustain you
until the time comes that you can let your pain go.
And the letting go can only occur in its own time,
as much as we would like to push the pain away forever.

Hold on. Hold on to appreciate the beauty of the earth,
to feel the songs of birds in your heart, to learn and to teach,
to laugh a genuine laugh, to dance on the beach, to rest peacefully,
to experience contentment, to want to be no other place but in the
here and now, to trust in yourself, and to trust your life.

Hold on because it's worth the waiting.
Hold on because you are worthy
Hold on because the wisdom that will follow you out of the darkness
will be a tremdenous gift.
Hold on because you have so much love and joy waiting to be experienced.
Hold on because life is precious, even though it can bring its terrible losses.
Hold on because there is so much that you can't now imagine waiting ahead on your journey......

A destiny that only you can fulfill.
Hold on although your grasp is shaky, and you want more than anything
to let go at times, hold on even though. Please hold on.

So much in life can be difficult, even impossible to understand.
I know, I know...So many of us have cried in despair, why?
and still the answers and the comfort failed to show.

Survival can be a long and lonely road, in spite of all those who have
stumbled down the path before you. And it can be a trecherous journey,
so easy to get lost, yet impossible to avoid even one painful step.

And the light, the light at the end of the dark tunnel for so long cannot be seen, although eventually you will feel its warmth as you move forward.. And forward you must move in order to get through the hell
of remembering, of despair, of rage, of grief.
Keep looking forward please.

Rest if you must, doubt your ability to survive the journey if you have to,
but never let go of the guide ropes, although when you close your
fingers around them, your hands feel empty, they are there.
Please trust me, they are there.

When you're exhausted, when all you have to count on
is a weakened, weary faith, hold on.
When you think you want to die, hold on until you recognize that it's not death you seek, but for the pain to go away.

Hold on, because this darkness will surely fade away.

Hold on. Please Hold On.

- Shaz

I am a R*pe survivor and a child Ab*se survivor and a Child of God

~ Shaz
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